European Cycle Events are an Official Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel tour operator
The first Maratona dles Dolomites Enel was on 12th July 1987. This was a celebration of the first 10 years of the cycling club Societá Ciclistica Alta Badia-Raiffeisen. The 175 kms route snaked through seven Dolomite passes: Gardena, Sella, Fedaia, Duran, Forcella Staulanza, Falzarego and Valparola. It started and ended in Pedraces. There were 166 participants. The first to pass the finish line was the Austrian Wolfgang Steinmayr, a former Austrian Olympic cyclist aged 43, who rode for over ten hours. There was also a single woman riding; Trui Beemsterboern from Holland, who finished just one hour later. The organising committee of the time never imagined that it was the start of an event that would become part of non-professional cycling contest history worldwide.
To bring this up to date, the penultimate climb, the mighty 9.9 kms Passo Giau, will give you plenty to think about with 922 meters of pure climbing at an average gradient of 9.3% and a maximum of 15%. It’s also a very different story now from those early days, with 30,000 entries and just 12,000 + cyclists being allotted places to ride.
Thursday 29th July 2023 to Monday 3rd July 2023.
Your Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel challenge is on Sunday 2nd July 2023
The Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel – has to be the ‘must do’ sportive on your ‘must-do bucket list’. You will be one of 10,000 cyclists on closed roads climbing over seven mountain passes in the most spectacular scenery you are ever likely to encounter. Four passes are over 2,000 meters. You will climb a total of 4,000 meters. There are just 2 kms of flat road on this Gran Fondo. You may have the legs, but you also need the will. “I really enjoyed it although it was very tough” Sir Bradley Wiggins, 2017.
There are 3 distances for the Gran Fondo Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel (This link shows you the 2018 distances which may change slightly for 2019)
Your Gran Fondo starts and finishes in Corvara, Alta Badia in the Sud Tirol region
Single occupancy limited please ask
£175.00 – Belsit Hotel ,
£225.00 Posta Zirm Hotel (std double) £275.00 Posta Zirm Hotel (De-lux room)
£275.00 Capella Hotel Alpine room
£325.00 Capella Superior Room
Optional Extra £150 per bike for safe and secure bike transportation to and from the UK, direct to your hotel.
To book use this link > europeancycleevents.com/tour/maratona-2023-bike-transport
No hidden extras.
£200.00 reserves your place
£200.00 1st instalment 30/9/2022
Balance to be paid by 31/3/2023
Non rider – deduct £100.00
Please take a look at our payment and cancellations Terms and Conditions.
Fly into Venice, Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Ensure you are cleared through customs by 13:00
Coach departs at 13:30
Coach departs from the hotel at 10:30 a.m.
3-hour (approx.) transfer, so book your return flight with this in mind, I would suggest a flight after 15:30
The organisers will email early next year with a link to download personal details which will include your medical certificate. So I suggest you have this document ready by 31/3
Many thanks for deciding to take a trip with European Cycle Events, we really look forward to seeing you.
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